Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (6/25/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942/41 10C MS obverse 1942/41 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This extremely popular variety was discovered and announced in 1943, yet precious few have survived in Mint State. The vigorous wartime economy meant that coins went into circulation within weeks or even days of striking, and the only unworn survivors are those found by chance within rolls that were set aside during 1942.

An obverse working die was hubbed twice, with annealing between each impression, the normal practice of the time. What set this particular die apart was that one impression was from a 1941-dated hub and the other from a hub dated 1942, the two dates overlapping in the die.

Gems of this variety are quite rare, and examples in any grade carry significant premiums. The inclusion of this variety within popular coin albums during the 1960s forever cemented its lasting appeal.





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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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1942/41 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 430 450 465 540 625 915 1050 1200 1650 2500 2750 3650 4850 7750 13000 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - 1750 - - - - - - 30600 - -
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands
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Base $ - - - - - 1550 1700 2150 2650 3300 3850 4750 9250 15000 52000 85000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1797
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 68


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12/12/2005 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2130, 2130/Lot# 1206 $1,232.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1344 $20,700.00
3/8/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7567 $546.25
12/22/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159625 $470.00
8/3/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 815, 824/Lot# 801 $615.00
2/26/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1218/Lot# 3614 $2,820.00
  PCGS AU 53   Bonhams $819.00
11/9/2015 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24919 $411.25
2/16/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1252/Lot# 3419 $1,480.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942/41 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10211036106610881193130315311624175318862233275428853303376546305747682083838823956112145
10261046107311231230137915621667179720022407279830243457405350026105734185309069104220
0000001562166717972002240727983024345740535002610573418530906900
0000001593171018422117258028413164361143425375646278628676931500
1942/41 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base108411001131115512641379161717131847198523452885302134533930482359737077868191331019026951
10891110113911911302145816491758189321052525293031653612422852066341761288329485157770
0000001649175818932105252529303165361242285206634176128832948500
0000001681180219392225270529763309377145255590670981468982983800
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base108411001131115512641379161721612268255528343149338637304992608997231152912085126611335616641
108911101139119113021458179821972364264829393228350141515358730010325117141227712893144510
00000017982197236426482939322835014151535873001032511714122771289300
00000019802232245927413044330736154571572385121092711900124691312400
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1149116612001223133714571707227123812680296832943539389451966324100561190612476148754533678008
115511771208126113771540189523082481277630773376365743285572756810673120961327625029562270
00000018952308248127763077337636574328557275681067312096132762502900
00000020832344258028723185345737764762594888121128912286140753518200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3765
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1753
Owner: G.A. Davis Collection
 
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